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Microsoft nears CEO choice, mulls Gates role: Reports

Published on Feb 1, 2014 4:16 AM
 
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates speaks during the Microsoft Shareholders Annual Meeting on Nov 19, 2013 in Bellevue, Washington. Microsoft is nearing a decision on its new chief executive, with Indian-born insider Satya Nadella the leading candidate, US media reported Friday. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Microsoft is nearing a decision on its new chief executive, with Indian-born insider Satya Nadella the leading candidate, US media reported Friday.

The Wall Street Journal reported that a decision was likely as early as next week and that the board was leaning towards Nadella, who heads the US tech giant's cloud and enterprise division.

The technology news website Re/code meanwhile said Nadella was prepared to take the CEO job but wanted Microsoft founder and chairman Bill Gates to play a bigger role with new management.

One possibility in the reshuffle, the reports said, would be to name a new executive chairman, possibly the company's lead director, John Thompson, a former CEO at Symantec.

 
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